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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning


Is chemically equivalent to DOW CORNING® BF20 PLUS ANITIFOAM EMULSION.

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Easy access to standard silicones available at market-based prices.

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Standard silicones at attractive prices!

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Typical Properties

*These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • Active Content = 20 %
  • Dynamic Viscosity = 700 Centipoise
  • Non-Ionic 
  • Nonvolatile Content 23 % to 27 %
  • pH 3.5 to 5
  • Shelf Life = 360 Days


Food Regulations

*For further details on the suitability of this product for food contact applications, please refer to the Food Regulatory Profile.

United States FDA Regulations
  • 21 CFR Section 176.210: "Defoaming agents used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard".
European Union Food Regulations
  • This product can be used in compliance with German BfR Recommendation XV on Silicone for food contact (BfR-Empfehlungen XV zu Silicone). Silicone resins and elastomers should be processed as recommended by Dow Corning.
  • This product can be used in compliance with German BfR Recommendation XXXVI on paper and board for food contact (BfR-Empfehlungen XXXVI zu Papiere, Kartons und Pappen für den Lebensmittelkontakt). This Recommendation is valid for paper or paperboard which are intended to be used at temperatures up to 90 °C (holding and reheating of food).
  • This product can be used in compliance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, as last amended with Regulation (EU) No 752/2017. This product contains substance(s) authorized to be used as additive or polymer production aid, and/or as monomer or other starting substance according to Annex I.
  • This product can be used in compliance with German BfR Recommendation XXXVI/2 on Paper and Paperboard for Baking Purposes (BfR-Empfehlungen XXXVI/2 zu Papiere, Kartons und Pappen für Backzwecke).
  • This product can NOT be used in compliance with French Arrêté of 8 September 1999 on cleaning products for materials and articles in contact with food (Arrêté du 8 septembre 1999 concernant les produits utilisés pour le nettoyage des matériaux et objets destinés à entrer en contact avec les aliments).
  • - FCM 575: when present in this product, restriction/specification is met
  • > The following Specific Migration Limit(s) and/or Restriction(s)/Specification(s) are applicable and should be taken into consideration by customers as part of their compliance assessment:
  • Dow Corning product ranges do not constitute “Materials or Articles” as they should be understood under the terms of Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006. Instead they are considered “Starting Materials”. However this product is produced according to our quality management systems, and certified under ISO 9001 Standard. Please visit CES – Silicones Europe website ( for further information.
  • Compliance with the general requirements laid down in Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, remains the responsibility of both the manufacturer of finished food contact mate rials or articles as well as the industrial food packer. This Regulatory Information Sheet should be considered solely as supporting information for such 'manufacturers/food packers’ compliance assessment.

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